Unsolved Murder in Jamestown

pistolWhen the remains of the individual known to archaeologists as JR102C was found in 1996, it was clear from the lead ball and shot fragments in his crushed leg that the young man had been murdered, probably in a duel.  Investigators may have uncovered the identity of the victim and the murderer from newly uncovered accounts of a duel in 1624 where a man named George Harrison (not the one in the Beatles) died after being shot in the leg.  The perpetrator of Mr. Harrison’s death was a Jamestown merchant named Richard Stevens.  Stevens should have stopped there but he later got in a fistfight with the Virginia Gov. John Hardy in 1635 and had his teeth knocked out.

Source The Archaeology News Network

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